Brian Clivaz is a well-known fuller figure in the hotel and restaurant world.

His career began at The Dorchester Hotel working with Anton Mosimann. He trained in Paris at L’Hôtel Plaza Athénée and L’Hôtel Meurice. He was Duty Manager at the Mandarin Hyde Park Hotel and transferred to Dubai to help establish the Dubai International Hotel. He became MD of the Fourways Inn, Bermuda and then MD of Simpson’s-in-the-Strand. He was the founding Director of Home House private members’ club and MD of Scott’s Restaurant, Mayfair.

In 2005 he became MD of The Arts Club and oversaw its transformation into London’s most exclusive and fashionable private members’ club. In 2016 he opened Devonshire Club, a luxury private members’ club in the City of London. He is Chairman of L’Escargot restaurant, Soho; London’s oldest French restaurant, and Chairman of Boulestin in St James’ and Motcombs in Belgravia. He is currently developing a new private members’ club in Belgravia.

Brian is a Freeman of the City of London, Liveryman – The Worshipful Company of Cooks. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, Fellow of the Institute of Tourism, Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, Fellow of the Linnean Society, and former President of The Reunion des Gastronomes. He has a Hon. MBA from the University of London. He has been advisor to a number of private members’ clubs, including 50 St. James’, the Café Royal, Keeper’s House, Royal Academy, 10 Trinity Square and 1880 Singapore.

He loves gardening, smoking cigars, and his beloved Bulldog Doris.